Our story started in Joensuu, Finland in 2011, with two university students who believed in the potential of teaching with games. At the time, we focused our efforts on a specific game: Minecraft.
Our MinecraftEdu project grew and eventually reached over 15 000 schools all around the world. When Microsoft bought Minecraft in 2015, our version laid the foundations for today's Minecraft: Education Edition.
Minecraft showed us how a skilled teacher could engage their students with a new medium. Next, we wanted to see if we could enable any and every educator to do the same. We believe that educational games are a good fit for any classroom, no matter the skill level - and that is where TeacherGaming Desk comes in.
To start with a clean slate, we founded a new company called 5 More Minutes Ltd, under which the TeacherGaming brand now operates. We are still doing exactly what we did six years ago: putting great games in the hands of teachers and students who can make the most of them.